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Re: Current book being read/just finished

Postby Troy Loney on Fri Apr 23, 2010 1:32 pm

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Did you read that outliers book? The introduction explains why the structure of youth hockey creates a bias against kids born later in the year. It talks about youth hockey and the coaching/training some kids receive and how being born early in the year puts you against younger kids and you look better, hence get the special attention....pretty cool and substantial.


Nope. I just read the wiki and it looks good. It may be up next.


I got about half way through it and then it became kind of a reach. It kind of outlines some major achievers in history and the things in their background that set them up for success. Bill gates and the sun microsystems guy (i think that was the company name) were great stories, so was the one about the beatles. But i lost interest in the story about eastern european clothesmakers or taillors, something boring and uninteresting.
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Re: Current book being read/just finished

Postby Kaizer on Fri Apr 23, 2010 1:43 pm

I finished "The theory of everything" by stephen hawking about 3 days ago. some of it was like trying to read an alien language to me.
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Re: Current book being read/just finished

Postby Shyster on Fri Apr 23, 2010 1:53 pm

Currently splitting time between Arguing With Idiots by Glenn Beck, Logic for Lawyers by the Honorable Ruggero J. Aldisert, and The Lost History of the Ninth Amendment by Kurt Lash. The last finished book was Garner on Language & Writing by Bryan A. Garner
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Re: Current book being read/just finished

Postby Fast B on Fri Apr 23, 2010 2:05 pm

Re-reading The Count of Monte Cristo. One of my faves.
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Re: Current book being read/just finished

Postby Physical_Graffiti on Fri Apr 23, 2010 2:06 pm

Finished "The Truth About Chuck Norris" not too long ago. It ws hilarious.
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Re: Current book being read/just finished

Postby eddysnake on Fri Apr 23, 2010 2:10 pm

If your looking for a quick easy hilarious read, may I suggest "Make Love the Bruce Campbell Way" by Bruce Campbell

http://www.amazon.com/Make-Love-Bruce-Campbell-Way/dp/031231261X/ref=pd_sim_b_1
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Re: Current book being read/just finished

Postby Hockeynut! on Fri Apr 23, 2010 2:12 pm

I'm about 80% finished with Duma Key. Before that I read the first 3 Dark Tower books. I'll probably go back to them after Duma, just needed a break from Roland and the gang. ;)
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Re: Current book being read/just finished

Postby Pavel Bure on Fri Apr 23, 2010 2:34 pm

Finished The Dice Man by Luke Rhinehart (again)

Thinking about ordering The Professor, The Banker, and The Suicide King.
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Re: Current book being read/just finished

Postby llipgh2 on Fri Apr 23, 2010 3:19 pm

Shyster wrote:Currently splitting time between Arguing With Idiots by Glenn Beck


So Glenn wrote a book about arguing with himself? :pop:

BTW - Just making a joke...not turning this into a political thread...
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Re: Current book being read/just finished

Postby PensFanInDC on Fri Apr 23, 2010 3:25 pm

Hockeynut! wrote:I'm about 80% finished with Duma Key. Before that I read the first 3 Dark Tower books. I'll probably go back to them after Duma, just needed a break from Roland and the gang. ;)


How on earth could you finish The Waste Lands and NOT want to know what happens on that darn train!?!?!?!

People had to wait 8 YEARS to find out and you have the luxury of knowing whenever you want. For shame!

:lol:
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Re: Current book being read/just finished

Postby Nuge on Fri Apr 23, 2010 4:06 pm

Just finished - The Killer Angels by Michael Shaara
Just started - A People's History of the United States by Howard Zinn
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Re: Current book being read/just finished

Postby Troy Loney on Fri Apr 23, 2010 4:14 pm

Nuge wrote:Just started - A People's History of the United States by Howard Zinn


I enjoyed that book
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Re: Current book being read/just finished

Postby beerman on Fri Apr 23, 2010 4:19 pm

The Garbageman wrote:Currently Reading:
The Bullpen Gospels


How is this? I have it in my Amazon cart for the next wave of books I'm going to buy
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Re: Current book being read/just finished

Postby npv708 on Fri Apr 23, 2010 4:58 pm

Troy Loney wrote:
Nuge wrote:Just started - A People's History of the United States by Howard Zinn


I enjoyed that book


I love pretty much everything Zinn wrote. My favorite was his compilation of writings: The power of nonviolence.
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Re: Current book being read/just finished

Postby npv708 on Fri Apr 23, 2010 5:02 pm

Just finished:
-Darkness at Noon, by Arthur Koestler

Currently reading:
- The Time of Rebels: Youth Resistance Movements and 21st Century Revolutions, by Matthew Collin
- Solidarity and Contention, Maryjane Osa
- Unarmed Insurrections: People Power movements in nondemocracies, by Kurt Schock

Next on the list (after I finish my thesis work):
- Catch 22, by Joseph Heller
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Re: Current book being read/just finished

Postby danisu21 on Fri Apr 23, 2010 5:08 pm

I am currently reading Sula by Toni Morrison, Maus 1 by Art Spiegelman and Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert

And i just finished One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest by Ken Kesey and Dragon Fighter by Rebiya Kadeer
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Re: Current book being read/just finished

Postby Shyster on Fri Apr 23, 2010 5:12 pm

Troy Loney wrote:
Nuge wrote:Just started - A People's History of the United States by Howard Zinn


I enjoyed that book

I, uh, really didn't.
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Re: Current book being read/just finished

Postby Shyster on Fri Apr 23, 2010 5:13 pm

llipgh2 wrote:
Shyster wrote:Currently splitting time between Arguing With Idiots by Glenn Beck


So Glenn wrote a book about arguing with himself? :pop:

BTW - Just making a joke...not turning this into a political thread...

If ya wanna go, I'll see you in the LGP Politcal Discussion Thread. :wink:
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Re: Current book being read/just finished

Postby PensFanInDC on Fri Apr 23, 2010 5:17 pm

Shyster wrote:
llipgh2 wrote:
Shyster wrote:Currently splitting time between Arguing With Idiots by Glenn Beck


So Glenn wrote a book about arguing with himself? :pop:

BTW - Just making a joke...not turning this into a political thread...

If ya wanna go, I'll be you in the LGP Politcal Discussion Thread. :wink:


I like the book a lot especially since he references all of his sources from the most far left media he can find in most cases.
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Re: Current book being read/just finished

Postby llipgh2 on Fri Apr 23, 2010 10:12 pm

Shyster wrote:
llipgh2 wrote:
Shyster wrote:Currently splitting time between Arguing With Idiots by Glenn Beck


So Glenn wrote a book about arguing with himself? :pop:

BTW - Just making a joke...not turning this into a political thread...

If ya wanna go, I'll see you in the LGP Politcal Discussion Thread. :wink:


I find arguing politics as pointless as arguing who is better - Sid or Geno? One side never sways the other.

This coming from Poli Sci major back in the day. :lol:
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Re: Current book being read/just finished

Postby Hockeynut! on Fri Apr 23, 2010 10:53 pm

PensFanInDC wrote:
Hockeynut! wrote:I'm about 80% finished with Duma Key. Before that I read the first 3 Dark Tower books. I'll probably go back to them after Duma, just needed a break from Roland and the gang. ;)


How on earth could you finish The Waste Lands and NOT want to know what happens on that darn train!?!?!?!

People had to wait 8 YEARS to find out and you have the luxury of knowing whenever you want. For shame!

:lol:


I actually read the first 3 books around 15 years ago. So much time passed between The Waste Lands and the 4th book that I never got back into it. Then, when I decided I wanted to bite the bullet and read the new books, I realized I needed to read the first 3 again, lol.

I figured I'd read Duma Key in between 3 and 4 to build the suspense. :lol
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Re: Current book being read/just finished

Postby profpolisci on Sat Apr 24, 2010 1:11 am

last..What Would Betty Do-Betty Bowers

current.. The Prince -Machiavelli

on deck..Bomb Power-Gary Wills

book club incoming ..A Gambling Man -Jenny Uglow
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Re: Current book being read/just finished

Postby npv708 on Mon May 03, 2010 3:15 pm

profpolisci wrote:current.. The Prince -Machiavelli



Please tell me that this is a re-read and not a first read...lol.

Anyways...

I've added two new books to my list to read.

- It can't happen here by Sinclair Lewis
I was reading about the TV show 'V' and found out this is the novel that the idea was originally based on, but instead of politicians, its aliens. It sounds extremely interesting and controversial. In other words, my type of book.

- World War Z (Thanks Shaf for the reco)
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Re: Current book being read/just finished

Postby shafnutz05 on Mon May 03, 2010 3:18 pm

Dan Brown "Lost Symbol"...I actually really like it
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Re: Current book being read/just finished

Postby Shyster on Mon May 03, 2010 3:36 pm

Shyster wrote:Currently splitting time between Arguing With Idiots by Glenn Beck, Logic for Lawyers by the Honorable Ruggero J. Aldisert, and The Lost History of the Ninth Amendment by Kurt Lash. The last finished book was Garner on Language & Writing by Bryan A. Garner

Finished up Logic for Lawyers, and just ordered the following:

Writing with Style: Conversations on the Art of Writing
John R. Trimble

Language in Thought and Action
S.I. Hayakawa

The Elements of Legal Style
Bryan A. Garner

Revising Prose
Richard A. Lanham

How to Write Better Business Letters
E.A. Buckley

Shorter Oxford English Dictionary: Sixth Edition
William R. Trumble, Ed.

Not gonna read that last one cover-to-cover, obviously.
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